Last Monday, at 9:30 am, after being hit with yet another sh*tstorm, I looked around and thought, "This week is going to suck." Just once, I'd like to be wrong about these things. Friday, while dealing with a supplier, the idiot (my boss' boss) popped in to say he needed to talk to me for a couple of minutes and to find him when I was done. I went looking for him after, but he'd escaped for the day, so next week is going to start out well. He never wants anything good.
So I left work yesterday, went over to a friend's house and then we went to some little Irish bar here. It was mostly deserted, which I think is perfect. I sucked back a shot of cuevo (ahhh) and then we played darts and then pool. I really like pool, and wish I didn't totally suck at it. *sigh* I'm actually not completely terrible at darts. Aside from a small difficulty removing the darts from the board - I had some aggression to work through and the poor little things ended up embedded to the point that the whole tip was buried, and the rounded part made a bit of a dip in the board - it was good. We played a bastardized form of cricket and I actually won two games! Go me!
Today, I hit the bookstore pretty hard, and found several new books by some favorite authors, which makes me very happy. Then I went to the local art supply store for a clay date with the same friend as friday. We spent two hours playing in the mud - learning to use a wheel. I made two lopsided bowls, she made three. The class was $35 for both of us, and includes everything - the class time, the clay, and the after stuff - once the clay dries, they'll trim and fire the pieces then call us and we can go glaze them for refiring. (They'll glaze for you too if you want.) After they're done, we can go pick them up again. Pretty cool. They offer classes, and now that we (sorta) know what we're doing, we can just rent studio space from them too.
Now I'm home again, and have most of the clay cleaned off - except for the stuff in my hair - and I've got candles burning and music playing and fresh hazelnut coffee by my side and I'm about to dive happily into my new books. Ahhhh. I love weekends!
Hope yours goes as well as mine has!